Alberto and Roza Benveniste at the beach

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  • Photo taken in:
    Thessaloniki
    Year when photo was taken:
    1936
    Country name at time of photo:
    Greece
    Country name today:
    Greece

This photograph was taken in 1936 in Perea, Thessaloniki. it is a photo of myself and my brother Alberto Benveniste during the summer of 1936.

I had an older brother Alberto who was born in 1916, whom we nearly lost during the mobilization. My brother Albert fell in love with a girl that wasn't of our class you could say, but because he had gone through so much by then and we thought we might loose him, we didn't make a fuss about it. In the meantime there was the war going on, so we wouldn't pay attention to such details. His wife was the only one that did not go to the concentration camps. He later had two girls. He left Greece during World War II and went to Israel, where he owned a dry cleaning facility, and where he died in 2004. 

Interview details

Interviewee: Roza Benveniste
Interviewer:
Alexis Katsaros
Month of interview:
May
Year of interview:
2007
Athens, Greece

KEY PERSON

Alberto Cohen
Year of birth:
1916
City of birth:
Thessaloniki
Country name at time of birth:
Greece
Year of death:
2004
City of death:
Tel Aviv
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Businessman, Retail merchant

Other Person

Roza Benveniste
Year of birth:
1919
City of birth:
Thessaloniki
Country name at time of birth:
Greece
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Jewish community employee
  • Previous family name: 
    Cohen
    Year of changing: 
    1939
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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